Monsanto Claims GMO Wheat In Oregon Is Result of Sabotage

Wheat Ear milk fullSabotage?!? By whom? Report via Bloomberg News:

Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, said experimental wheat engineered to survive Roundup weedkiller may have gotten into an Oregon field through an “accidental or purposeful” act.

Monsanto and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are investigating how genetically modified wheat that hasn’t been approved for commercial planting was found growing on an Oregon farm eight years after nationwide field tests ended.

Monsanto’s genetic analyses found the variety hasn’t contaminated the types of seed planted on the Oregon farm or the wheat seed typically grown in Oregon and Washington state, Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley said today on a call with reporters. The unapproved wheat was found growing on less than 1 percent of the farmer’s 125-acre (51-hectare) field, Fraley said.

“It seems likely to be a random, isolated occurrence more consistent with the accidental or purposeful mixing of a small amount of seed during the planting, harvesting or during the fallow cycle in an individual field,” Fraley said on the call.

Asked whether the St. Louis-based company is suggesting the incident could be an act of sabotage, Fraley said, “That is certainly one of the options we are looking at.”

Fraley said he doesn’t mean to suggest the farmer who made the discovery is responsible…

[continues at Bloomberg News]


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5 Comments on "Monsanto Claims GMO Wheat In Oregon Is Result of Sabotage"

  1. emperorreagan | Jun 7, 2013 at 10:12 am |

    As long as Mosanto can throw its conspiracy theory out there, I’ll throw my own out:
    They intentionally mixed the seed in to force the FDA’s hand, since apparently the FDA is being slow to roll over on this particular variety.

  2. CosmicAmazing | Jun 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm |

    Natural growing plants see Monsanto pants as hookers with STD’s.

  3. Simon Valentine | Jun 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm |

    there are far worse powers than GMO
    one of them being the Jefferson Effect
    you may not a piece of it as placebo

    get people to believe or disbelieve
    and just about anything
    anything can taste repulsive, wrong, etc.
    anything can appear to be something else
    especially when it comes down to inherent lawlessness
    the seed of stupidity
    but that all just words and names to farm with it

    and there’s that preacher over by the shrine of Talos, too

  4. Elenchus | Jun 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm |

    And in other news: Wheat in Oregon claims Monsanto GMO is result of sabotage

  5. BuzzCoastin | Jun 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm |

    Monsanto’s GMO wheat is sabotage of the highest order
    it’s Eco-terrorism disguised as a business

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